The myGovID M2M Credential is managed in Config > Company Management > select an entity > Payroll, in the myGovID Machine Credential Details section.
This credential is used to connect your entity with the ATO, for the purpose of submitting Single Touch Payroll (STP) events or Tax File Number (TFN) declarations).
The myGovID M2M Credential replaces the AUSkey, which will be decommissioned by the Australian Government as of 27 March 2020.
Note: It's not necessary to have every admin user set up their own credential. Only one needs to be set up in each entity, which will then be used for all submissions.
Create a myGovID Machine Credential
Creating a M2M credential must be actioned by the principal authority (a business owner or eligible associate of the business listed in the ABR) or another authorised user (eg a representative with permissions to manage M2M credentials on behalf of the business).
Each separate authorised user will need to be registered for a myGovID.
Note: Once you attempt to upload an M2M credential, you will no longer be able to use your AUSkey to submit STP or TFN data to the ATO.
Set up a myGovID Machine Credential in Astute
You will need to configure a myGovID M2M Credential for each entity in your portal. The below process will need to be repeated if you have multiple entities set up.
To set up the myGovID M2M Credential in an entity:
Go to Config > Company Management > select entity > Payroll.
Scroll to the myGovID Machine Credential section.
In Upload M2M Keystore, click Choose file and upload the keystore.xml file.
Enter the Credential Password. Please note that this is not your myGovID password; this is the credential password to unlock the secure content in the .xml file and is unique to each keystore.
Copy the Credential ID from the list of Available M2M Credentials and paste this into the Credential ID field. You'll need to make sure that you select the correct credential you need and that this ID is entered accurately in the Credential ID field.
Current Credentials in an Entity
Once a keystore file is uploaded, you’ll see additional fields in the myGovID Machine Credential section:
- Existing M2M Keystore will show the name of the current keystore.xml file that has been uploaded for the entity
- Available M2M Credentials will list the available credentials in the keystore.
The ‘Current myGovID Information’ will update with a summary of the details currently configured for the entity. This will include the following information:
- Credential ID
- Company Legal Name
- Valid From date
- Valid To date
Using the myGovID M2M Credential for ATO Submissions
When a TFN declaration or STP event is being submitted, the system will check to see if a myGovID has been provided in Company Management as part of the validation process.
If it has, the credential will be used instead of any existing AUSkey information.